"There's something so special about each class of debut YA authors; after all, young adult fiction is all about the hopefulness of new beginnings and finding your place in the world! And for readers, supporting a first-time author can lead to a rewarding years-long relationship filled with many more stellar books. Now that's what we call a win-win.
We took a peek at our data to find out which debut YA books from the second half of 2021 you should add to your Want to Read shelf. Some of these titles are already the buzziest books around, while others are still flying a bit more under the radar. But they all share an average rating of 3.5 stars or above from early readers, and they were all penned by authors writing young adult fiction for the first time."